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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) substitute

Synonyms: replacement, substitute Definition: a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another

Hypernyms: equivalent Definition: a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc Usage: send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps

Synonyms: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in Definition: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult) Usage: the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes; we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

Hypernyms: peer, match, compeer, equal Definition: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Synonyms: substitute, reserve, second-stringer Definition: an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

Hypernyms: athlete, jock Definition: a person trained to compete in sports

Synonyms for (verb) substitute

Synonyms: exchange, replace, interchange, substitute Definition: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items Usage: the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt; substitute regular milk with fat-free milk; synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: substitute, sub, fill in, stand in Definition: be a substitute Usage: The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague; The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet

Hypernyms: change, interchange, exchange Definition: give to, and receive from, one another Usage: Would you change places with me?; We have been exchanging letters for a year

Synonyms: deputise, deputize, step in, substitute Definition: act as a substitute Usage: She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold

Hypernyms: supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace Definition: take the place or move into the position of Usage: Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left; the computer has supplanted the slide rule; Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

Synonyms for (adjective) substitute

Synonyms: substitute, ersatz Definition: artificial and inferior Usage: ersatz coffee; substitute coffee

Hypernyms: unreal, artificial Definition: contrived by art rather than nature Usage: artificial flowers; artificial flavoring; an artificial diamond; artificial fibers; artificial sweeteners

Synonyms: alternate, alternative, substitute Definition: serving or used in place of another Usage: an alternative plan

Hypernyms: secondary Definition: being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate Usage: the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher; a secondary source; a secondary issue; secondary streams

Synonyms: substitute, utility Definition: capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team Usage: a utility infielder

Hypernyms: secondary Definition: being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate Usage: the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher; a secondary source; a secondary issue; secondary streams